Spotlight on… Short Hills Train Station

Short Hills Train Station, New Jersey

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In Shannon’s latest “Spotlight On…” video, filmed at the Short Hills Train Station, she discusses some of the reasons buyers choose Short Hills if they work in the city.  The train station is on the Midtown Direct line to Penn Station, Manhattan, offering regular transit, and if you catch certain peak time trains you can commute in as little as thirty six minutes.

Housed inside the train station is Boxcar, a bar and restaurant that has become a neighborhood favorite since opening in 2012.  Opposite the train station are Chew Chew Pizzeria and Curry Tub, newer dining choices, along with other businesses and stores.

With the stellar reputation of the Millburn Short Hills school system, relatively low property taxes and the easy commute to the city, there are plenty of reasons to consider Short Hills for your family.  The Mall at Short Hills with its dazzling array of stores luring shoppers from out of state, the stunning Greenwood Gardens, a tranquil 28 acre oasis nestled into the heart of Short Hills, and the Reeves Reed Arboretum with its nature walks and and educational programs, are just three of many local attractions.  There is much to discover about this beautiful town, and we would love to show you!

For more information about the benefits of living in Short Hills, Millburn or any of the surrounding towns, please contact us.  We are always happy to have a conversation, and equally happy to help!

 

 

Spotlight on… Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, MILLBURN, NEW JERSEY.

Shannon Aronson’s “Spotlight On…” series continues today with the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.  Watch Shannon’s video below as she outlines the benefits of having such a facility, and its adjoining restaurant, in close proximity to where you live.

Paper Mill Playhouse is a regional theater with approximately 1200 seats, located in Millburn. Due to its relatively close location to Manhattan, it draws from the pool of actors (and audience members) who live in New York City. Paper Mill was officially designated as the “State Theater of New Jersey”.  From 1971 to 2008, Paper Mill held the New Jersey Ballet as its resident ballet company, with the annual production of Nutcracker until the premiere 25th Anniversary tour of Les Misérables took up the ballet’s performance slot.

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This holiday season, the Paper Mill Playhouse will be presenting Annie, starring Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel as Miss Hannigan, and Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber as Oliver Warbucks.  Performances begin Nov 22, 2017, At 7:00PM.  Limited engagement through Dec 31, 2017, and opening night is set for Sun, Nov 26, 2017, At 7:00PM.  Order your tickets on the Paper Mill Playhouse website.

If you would like to find out more about Millburn, Short Hills or the surrounding towns, or if you would like to discuss selling your home, please contact us and we would be happy to help you.

 

 

 

Meet the team!

Meet the Team… Maria Saj!

In the second of our Meet the Team series, we invite you to learn a little more about Maria.

 

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Having worked for Shannon since 2013, Maria is not only a Sales Associate, but also the Director of Operations and Marketing for the team.

Maria lives in Verona, New Jersey, with her husband and two children, who both play soccer for Verona United. Appreciative of raising her children in a close knit community, Maria enjoys volunteering for various organizations at their school.

After living in Texas and California, Maria and her husband moved back to the east coast when they welcomed their second child. It was the feeling of being overwhelmed during the purchase of their home that prompted Maria to get her real estate license, determined that buyers should feel equipped with an understanding of each step of the process in order to minimize stress.

Maria is a perfect fit for the Shannon Aronson Group, who pride themselves on the concierge level service they provide to all their clients.

When relaxing, Maria enjoys playing tennis, and going to plays and concerts. A frequent visitor to family in Portugal, Maria is fluent in Portuguese.

Maria’s favorite dining spots in Verona? The Verona Inn, The Verona Diner and The Thai Elephant!

If you would like to talk about listing your home, or are considering a move to the area, please contact us, and Shannon and her team will gladly help you.

Just Listed in Short Hills

JUST LISTED IN SHORT HILLS!

Don’t miss this fabulous property just listed in Short Hills.

Framed by mature trees and lush landscaping, this stunning brick Colonial invites you to experience elegance both inside and out. Take the gently curving paver pathway to the stately two-story columned entry. Inside, a lovely foyer leads to the magnificent wainscoted dining room, its rich wooden floors gleaming in the light from the fireplace. Relax in the bright living room as you take in the breathtaking views outside the gorgeous arched window. Light sparkles from the tray ceiling overhead. Create a gourmet feast in your chef’s kitchen with double ovens, high-end appliances, and its open floor plan, cooking will be a joy. After dinner, relax by the fireside in your family room. Custom built-in cabinetry, a tray ceiling, and a warm color palette lend a cozy feeling to the room. A first-floor bedroom that opens into a full bath provides extra sleeping space for household members or guests.

At bedtime, retire upstairs to your luxurious master suite. Double walk-in closets furnish all the storage room you’ll need. A private balcony, heated tile floors, a steam shower, and a spa tub make you feel as if you were in a five-star hotel—only it’s all yours. Three more bedrooms and another full bath complete the second floor. Downstairs, enjoy casual downtime in the beautifully finished recreation room.

Outdoors, discover a veritable paradise in your backyard. Curving paths lead to secret garden hideaways. Sip a lemonade on your paved patio as you watch the leaves rustle in the trees. Though this home has the feeling of a vacation retreat, it’s close to New York City trains and major highways for a quick commute. Located in one of Short Hills’ most desirable neighborhoods, this home is the perfect place to call home.

For more information, visit this home’s website, and then contact us to arrange a viewing!

 

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Spotlight on… Chew Chew Pizzeria, Short Hills

CHEW CHEW PIZZERIA, SHORT HILLS, NEW JERSEY.

Shannon Aronson’s “Spotlight On…” series kicks off today with Chew Chew Pizzeria in Short Hills.

Chew Chew Pizzeria is located directly across from the Short Hills train station, making it a great pit stop on the way home from work in the city.  Since opening last summer, Chew Chew has become an instant favorite with the kids in town, who quickly introduced their parents.

Serving pizza, pasta, salads, soups and entrees, the menu is comprehensive and the reviews are excellent.

If you would like to find out more about Millburn, Short Hills or the surrounding towns, or if you would like to discuss selling your home, please contact us and we would be happy to help you.

More about Chew Chew Pizzeria:

Michael Colombo is a 6th generation Sicilian, fornaio a pizzaiolo. Has has been trained in the business while working along side his grandfather and father his entire life. He is now venturing out on his own and is looking forward to sharing his talents and passion for food with the diverse community of Short Hills.  Chew Chew Pizzeria is a locally owned and operated family Italian restaurant. We have been in the Short Hills area since mid-summer 2016.

Information:  Chew Chew Pizzeria is located at  38 Chatham Road, NJ, Short Hills, NJ 07078 and the telephone number is 973 912 8899. 

Enjoy!

 

 

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Just listed in Short Hills

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Just listed in Short Hills, New Jersey by Shannon Aronson…

85 Fairfield Drive, Short Hills boasts six bedrooms and is beautifully finished.  Visit the website for more information, and check out our sneak peak video tour below…

Artfully framed by tall trees and manicured shrubbery, this impressive brick-front colonial is certain to turn heads. While curb appeal is unmistakable, the location puts you in touch with all this upscale community has to offer. Built in 1937, with loving care and thoughtful updates, this fine home remains fresh and modern today.

Inside, the open concept main level lends itself equally to entertaining and comfortable daily living. The front to back living room includes a fireplace and opens to an office, where working from home will be a pleasure. Beyond the living room, a charming sitting room has a bow window overlooking the backyard. Across the foyer, the formal dining room enjoys a side bow window and is poised to host your next dinner party. The kitchen is a breath of fresh air, where white cabinets are topped with granite counters, while appliances are just a step or two in any direction. Open access to the family room creates a social and culinary hub calling everyone to gather and linger. French doors in the family room open to the deck for an effortless transition from indoor to outdoor living. Dine and relax on the deck or play and garden in the spacious backyard. Bedrooms are nestled on the second and third levels, while the finished lower level welcomes indoor play and hobbies.

Illustrating just what ‘move-in condition’ really means, this is an exceptional opportunity to join a thriving community as you enjoy complete comfort and supreme style.

Contact us to arrange a viewing or ask any questions about the Short Hills area.

Millburn High School: Students’ Perspective

 

 

 

Millburn High School: Students’ Perspective…

Hearing what the students have to say about life at Millburn High School is key to learning more about what sets the Millburn-Short Hills schools apart.  Many buyers are excited to learn that the Millburn-Short Hills school system provides an education that ranks among the best nationwide.  Shannon decided to find out what students Isaac, Julia and Morgan think about the opportunities afforded them at Millburn High School.  Julia participates in the prestigious, student run, a cappella group Soulfege, Isaac is Class President, and Morgan is a member of the Key Club.

From extra curriculars and sports to their favorite teachers, these freshman deliver the inside scoop.  Hear them describe their journey through the Millburn school system, from Kindergarten to High School.  Learn about the efforts the school is going to in order to negate the impact of the academic workload for the students, including the introduction of therapy dogs.  The dogs are brought in once a month to help relieve stress.  The video also contains top tips on the kids’ favorite places in town to eat and relax.

If you enjoy Shannon’s video, “Millburn High School: Students’ Perspective”, and would like to talk further about moving to Millburn Short Hills, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

 

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Greenwood Gardens hosts Harvest Celebration

Greenwood Gardens, in Short Hills, New Jersey, is hosting a History and Harvest Celebration this Sunday October 15th.  Among the many activities, there will be music by the wildly talented Millburn High School a cappella group, Soulfege.  Enjoy garden tours, pony rides and, of course, donuts and apple cider!  Festivities begin at noon and continue until 4pm.

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A 28 acre public garden, Greenwood Gardens is truly a hidden gem.  The stunning estate regularly hosts a variety of events, such as cooking and photography classes, and twilight tours of the gardens.

Looking to round out your day with viewings of area homes?  Contact us for information on local homes for sale.

 



Meet the Team!

 

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As the first in our series of Meet the Team posts, we invite you to learn a little more about Shannon Aronson…

Shannon has lived in Short Hills for eighteen years, and her three sons have all benefitted from the Millburn school system, and the activities and athletics offered in the community.

Education is important to Shannon, and as such she is now in her fourth year as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Millburn’s Education Foundation. Shannon also makes her mark further afield; through Solstice 620, the foundation she created with her husband David, Shannon organizes humanitarian relief efforts in Guatemala.

Did you know? Shannon is a singer and used to sing for local band, “The Mood Swings.”

Shannon and her team have won many accolades and ranked in the top 1% of producers in the state every year since 2009. Shannon believes this is, in large part, due to the concierge level service provided to their clients.

Insider tip? Shannon’s favorite area restaurant is Maplewood’s Lorena’s, her favorite watering hole is Moonshine in Millburn, and her gym of choice is Vita Athletics in Summit.

What’s next for Shannon? This fall, Shannon’s book “Don’t Give It Away” is being released. Written with the seller in mind, “Don’t Give It Away” is a guide to navigating the home selling process successfully, while keeping potential stressors to a minimum.

If you would like to talk about listing your home, or are considering a move to the area, please contact us, and Shannon and her team will gladly help you.

 


Springfield Township NJ Bark-a-Que

Springfield Township NJ bark-a-que

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Head to Meisel Park in Springfield Township from 11 am – 4 pm for the 7th annual “Bark-a-Que” event. The day, hosted by Home for Good Dog Rescue, features an adoption event, allowing families to find a rescue dog. The event is expected to be attended by almost 3,000 people and pups.

In addition to celebrating the dogs that have already been placed into loving homes by Home for Good Dog Rescue, those in attendance will also have the opportunity to sign their dogs up for contests! Face painting, professional photos, live music, food and more will also be offered at the event. Click here for more information. A $5 donation per family is suggested. Avoid the lines the day of event by registering in advance.

To learn more about Springfield Township NJ and surrounding communities, please be sure to contact us for a FREE copy of our town snapshots. You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. Thinking of making a move to the area? Click here to search homes for sale. For great real estate information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.